11/02/2014 4:53PM

Artemis Agrotera will focus on distance races in 4-year-old season


SOUTH OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Two-time Grade 1 winner Artemis Agrotera will race next year as a 4-year-old, according to trainer Mike Hushion.

Artemis Agrotera impressively won the Ballerina over older rivals at Saratoga this year. As a 2-year-old in 2013, she won the Frizette at Belmont Park.

Artemis Agrotera, who was seventh Saturday in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita, had an abbreviated five-race campaign this season, primarily focusing on races under a mile. The Ballerina is seven furlongs, and in her start prior to the Breeders' Cup, she rallied from far back to win the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Next year, she will focus on distance races.

"She will race next year, which we had already decided before the Breeders' Cup," Hushion said after sending out Jacaranda to win the Grade 3 Tempted at Aqueduct on Saturday. "We're going to point her to longer races, which is what we've thought all along is what she really wants to do."

Artemis Agrotera was bred and is owned by Chester and Mary Broman. A New York-bred daughter of Roman Ruler, she has won 5 of 8 career starts and $943,000.